Financial Planning

Do This One Thing Today to Improve Your Finances

Do This One Thing Today to Improve Your Finances

June 27 is FinHealth Matters Day, an observance created by the Center for Financial Services and dedicated to bringing attention to Americans’ financial health via social media and other platforms. In honor of this new financial holiday, (who knew there…

6 Millionaire Myths Debunked

6 Millionaire Myths Debunked

Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.

The truth is: Hitting the $1 million mark is more attainable today than ever — and more important. That…

The Joke About Women And Money

The Joke About Women And Money

My husband has a habit of saying in public that I am “bad with money.” He’ll toss this out in conversation as though it’s common knowledge, expecting to be met with general agreement, not debate. If he were…

Why You Need a Budget

Why You Need a Budget

I remember the first time I was introduced to budgeting. It was similar to the first time I met my husband: significant in hindsight but hardly memorable.

I was having a conversation with my best friend’s husband. He…

Does Gender Affect Your Retirement Savings?

Does Gender Affect Your Retirement Savings?

It’s not always something we consider in the earlier years of our careers, but saving for retirement isn’t something you want to keep putting off. Recently, I’ve seen some articles that discuss how Americans aren’t saving…

Little-Known Ways to Get Rich

Little-Known Ways to Get Rich

You likely already know the standard advice about building wealth: Live below your means. Max out your retirement accounts. Pay off your debt. But in addition to those tried-and-true methods, there are other, less well-known ways that…

Creating a Budget

Creating a Budget

When you treat yourself to a new pair of shoes or dinner at a restaurant, you want to know that you can afford the splurge – instead of worrying that you’re spending beyond your means. Unfortunately, debt is…

5 Things You Can’t Ignore About Your Advisor

5 Things You Can’t Ignore About Your Advisor

Financial advisors can have major conflicts of interest. With your investments, children’s education, and retirement portfolio at stake, it is important to understand how your investments are being handled. Some may charge hidden fees, and in certain cases may…

Secrets of Financial Advisors – Financial Advice

Secrets of Financial Advisors – Financial Advice

Ten years ago Paladin Research surveys showed 62% of investors selected financial advisors from brand name firms. They said they felt safer because the firms were big and well known. Today, that number is down to 18%.

What do these…

How to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

How to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

You can negotiate car prices, mattress prices, and even your taxes, but did you know that you can negotiate your medical bills? Instead of panicking next time you get a medical bill, follow these steps to lower your payment and…